3 Nassau County Assembly Dems endorse Schneiderman

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State Attorney General T. Eric Schneiderman, who is State Attorney General T. Eric Schneiderman, who is running for re-election, speaks with Long Island's top business leaders at a Long Island Association gathering in Melville on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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ALBANY -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has been endorsed by three Democratic Nassau County Assembly members in part because of his programs aimed at combating the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin in a crisis that hit Long Island hard.

Assmb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove), Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) and Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) endorsed the Democratic attorney general from Manhattan on Wednesday.

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“His I-STOP legislation to combat prescription drug abuse, his initiative to equip police officers with a heroin antidote, and his record prosecuting drug rings will save countless lives,” Lavine said.

Schneiderman faces Republican John Cahill of Yonkers, a former top aide to Gov. George Pataki. Earlier this week Cahill was endorsed by the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association.  The union praised Cahill for his vow to reduce the crime rate, the way it did when he was part of the Pataki administration.

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